Is this a Rooster?

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Is this a Rooster?

Like I said in an earlier post, I think that we may have 2 roosters amongst our 13 chicks.  Two of the chicks were very loud chirpers when they were small (much like my 2 boys) and I have heard that that could indicate a male bird.  Now that they are bigger, these 2 chicks are developing the red “things” on top of their little heads.  Much faster than the other black chick the same age.  They also tend to be the chicks in charge…which definitely sounds like the men/boys in my life! Tell me what you think.  It is the black chick on the right hand side of the video a rooster???


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By | 2014-05-05T13:06:02-04:00 March 9th, 2012|Chickens, Farm Life, Green Living|5 Comments

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I am a mother of 3. We eat nourishing and traditional food at home. We use natural healing successfully with essential oils, herbs, and homeopathy. We love being in the outdoors and living the "green" life.


  1. Shannon Buck March 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Congrats and thank you for all your efforts to provide information, motivation and inspiration! I am passing on the Versatile Blogger Award on to YOU!

  2. Green Boot Kaley March 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    thanks so much! very cool.

  3. Soulsby Farm - A Very Small Farm March 10, 2012 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Maybe or they could still be trying to figure out pecking order….

  4. Anonymous March 12, 2012 at 11:22 am - Reply

    I am not a chicken expert–so really, I have no idea. But my roosters always like to perch and keep an eye out for all the little hens. The roosters always fly up in the tree and then when they learn to make noise–that’s where they do their “cock-a-doodle-doodling”.

    Some of my hens have the red stuff on the top of their heads–so that doesn’t mean that it’s a rooster (as far as I know).

    But my roosters are always significantly larger too–so if they are growing at a much more rapid pace–then it’s probably a rooster.

    Like I said, I’m no chicken expert–but it looks like it could be a rooster.

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